What is a protected Intersection?

As defined by the National Association of City Transportation Officials, protected intersections create shorter, simpler crossings, more predictable movements, and better visibility between people on bikes and people driving. As a result, the intersection is more comfortable and safer for people using the bikeway and the crosswalk. This design keeps bicycles physically separate from motor vehicles up until the intersection, providing a high degree of comfort and safety for people of all ages and abilities.

 This design can reduce the likelihood of high speed vehicle turns, improve sight-lines, and dramatically reduce the distance and time during which people on bikes are exposed to conflicts. For example, in San Francisco, a protected intersection design resulted in 98% of drivers yielding to people on bikes, and 100% yielding to people walking. Please visit our project website for a great 5-minute video highlighting the design features of a protected intersection produced by a Senior Planner/Designer at the City of Portland Bureau of Transportation. http://www.protectedintersection.com/

Source: National Association of City Transportation Officials - Protected Intersections

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1. Why is Old Auburn Road being fixed before other roads?
2. What part of Old Auburn Road is included in the current design?
3. What is a Complete Street?
4. Why reduce the number of travel lanes? Instead, why not add a lane to reduce congestion?
5. What are the plans to address traffic congestion in the area?
6. Why dedicate a traffic lane on Old Auburn Road for bicyclists when there are not many who ride their bike on this road?
7. What is a Separated Bikeway / Cycle Track?
8. Why were the planter barriers installed at the Fair Oaks intersection?
9. What will happen at the signalized intersections of Sunrise, Antelope and Fair Oaks?
10. What is a protected Intersection?
11. When will the Project be constructed?
12. What are the next steps for this Project?